—Just proper brokerage
If you’ve never worked with us before, don’t be shy—give us a ring or send us an email for free expert and confidential advice on buying or selling your home. We guarantee that no one will out-geek us when it comes to the Washington, DC real estate market—we’re silly like that.
To our existing clients, our sincerest gratitude for your continued business and referrals. Your feedback is always welcome, so please let us know how we’re doing and what we can do to be better.
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Our name Washingtopia is a derivative of the words Washington and Eutopia.   Eutopia, which comes from the Greek “eu”and “topos,” means "good place".
Our goal is to find you the highest and best offer for your property by exposing your listing to the deepest pool of buyers possible.
It takes a village — through the promotion of equitable cooperating broker agreements we enlist help from the entire regional brokerage community (that's over 8,000 agents).   Only through working together are we able to provide our clients with the broadest exposure to the market possible.
In addition to MLS (multiple listing services), we currently advertise on 11 different platforms.   If there is a medium we aren't reaching, just ask and we will place you there.   The day buyers start looking under rocks for homes, you'll find us there, too.
Washington, DC circa 1921.   Harris & Ewing Collection (Library of Congress)
At your discretion, we will arrange for a private appraisal performed by our affiliate company, Capital Market Appraisal — the cost of the appraisal is on us, it's just proper brokerage.   Our principal broker is a certified real estate appraiser specializing in the District of Columbia and will personally perform your appraisal.   As part of the appraisal a ‘highest and best use’ analysis of your property will be performed to answer some important questions, such as:
Studies show that District residents are the most beautiful poeple on earth.   * — Studies conducted at happy hour.
The first step in the buying process is knowing where you want to live.   We think the best way to discover neighborhoods in the District is by foot or bicycle, but in the meantime, here are two links with some helpful information brought to you by the Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) and Destination DC.
The next step is to get pre-qualified for a mortgage; if you haven’t been pre-qualified, we can put you in touch with some reputable lenders.   We know most of the local contractors too, so after you're settled in we can help you with any needed repairs, repainting, or updating.
Once you’ve found the right home, deciding on an appropriate offer (price and terms) is arguably the most important decision you will be making.   In a competitive market, if your offer presentation isn’t strong—fuhgeddaboudit!, but there is more to a strong offer than simply price.
As your agent, we are here to perform due diligence, advocate on your behalf, and help you avoid costly mistakes.
from the District with love
Washington Senators circa 1967.   (Reprinted with permission of the DC Public Library, Star Collection, © Washington Post.)
Photo by Laurie Collins, @dccitygirl